Steve Rodgers – the son of former Free and Bad Company star – sells-out gig in Hartlepool

Brian Barnes outside the Fishermans Arms.

Brian Barnes outside the Fishermans Arms.

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THE son of a famous rock singer songwriter will perform at a sell-out gig in Hartlepool as part of a packed tour around the UK.

Steve Rodgers, the son of former lead vocalist of Free, Bad Company and Queen +, Paul Rodgers, will take to the stage at The Fishermans Arms, on the Headland, on Monday, May 19.

Blues singer Steve, who released his second LP earlier this year and has been compared to artists including Jack Johnson, Paulo Nutini and Cat Stevens, is currently in the middle of a tour around the UK, stretching from Brighton to Hartlepool.

Sixty-five tickets sold out for the gig within just two days when they went on sale last month.

The gig has been organised by town-based promoter PinDrop Unplugged, which hosts regular acoustic music nights across the town.

Brian Barnes, 45, PinDrop’s founder, said: “I expected it to be a popular gig but I didn’t expect the tickets to sell out as quickly as they did to be honest.

“We could have sold loads more but The Fish is quite a tight intimate venue so we didn’t want to pack too many people in.

“I’m really looking forward to it.

“Steve is a great musician and he’s playing gigs across the UK at the minute so it’s a great coup to get him to come and play here.

“His tour stretches across the country, he’s establishing himself as a top quality blues musician.”

Before Steve heads to The Fish, another PinDrop event will be held at the popular pub, in Southgate, this weekend.

The Broken Broadcast will headline the event this Saturday, May 10, which will get underway at 8pm.

Support on the night will be provided by The Gentleman Busker and My Alabaster Heart.

Admission this weekend is free.

For more information about upcoming gigs across the town visit PinDrop’s Facebook page.